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									                                            Graduate Studies                                             273


         SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES




                                                                                                               GRADUATE STUDIES
                                       Dean: Kathleen C. Hilton

   GRADUATE PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES, AND POLICIES ......................................... 274
   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.) ............................................................ 283
   PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (M.P.A.) ................................................................ 288
   SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION (M.S.A.) .............................................................. 296
   SCHOOL COUNSELING AND SERVICE AGENCY COUNSELING (M.A.) ..................... 298
   EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE GRADES, READING (M.A.ED.) ...................... 305
   ART EDUCATION (M.A.) .............................................................................. 317
   ENGLISH EDUCATION (M.A., ESL ADD-ON LICENSURE) ................................... 320
   MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (M.A.) ................................................................. 324
   PHYSICAL EDUCATION (M.A.) ....................................................................... 328
   SCIENCE EDUCATION (M.A.) ......................................................................... 331
   SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION (M.A.) .............................................................. 336

MISSION
     The mission of the School of Graduate Studies of The University of North Carolina at Pem-




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broke is to provide quality master’s level degree programs and opportunities for continuing profes-
sional and career development for students whose academic preparation and personal characteristics
predict success in graduate studies. Each graduate program is firmly grounded in theoretical and
empirical bodies of knowledge. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, and to apply
theory to practice in an atmosphere of inquiry and dynamic exchange with faculty and each other.
     Faculty share the University’s commitment to academic excellence in a balanced program of
teaching, research, and service. They are committed to excellence in teaching, engaging in the
generation of knowledge, serving their communities and professions, fostering the development of
new roles and relationships within, among, and between their disciplines, and modeling the values of
inquiry, continuous learning, creativity, and respect and appreciation for the rights and views of
others.
     The School of Graduate Studies is a nontraditional graduate school offering its classes and
experiences to a population of predominantly adult learners. Most graduate classes are held during
the evening hours, usually from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. In addition to its offerings on the main University’s
campus, the School of Graduate Studies offers classes leading to the M.B.A. degree at satellite loca-
tions at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC, and Richmond Community College in
Hamlet, NC. The M.P.A. degree is also offered in an on-line format.
     The School of Graduate Studies emphasizes depth of study, academic rigor, and reflection. The
graduate programs seek to foster in students a desire for excellence, a sustained commitment to
learning, an openness to change, a social consciousness, and a respect for human diversity. The
programs also foster the development of students into leaders of their professions.

LOCATION
     While graduate classes for the School of Graduate Studies may be offered at a variety of campus
and non-campus locations, the location for all inquiries regarding graduate admissions, policies, and
procedures is Room 253 of Lumbee Hall. The main telephone number for this office is (910)-521-
6271. Additional information about graduate studies may be accessed through the school’s web
page: http://www@uncp.edu/grad/

PERSONAL INTERVIEWS:
    Prospective graduate students are welcome to schedule an appointment with the dean or a
campus visit by calling (910)-521-6271.
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                                                     GRADUATE PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES, AND POLICIES
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                                        MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED
                                              Graduate courses are offered during the evening hours in the regular semester and summer
                                        sessions. The following graduate programs are available:
                                                  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
                                                  Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
                                                  Master of School Administration (M.S.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in School Counseling (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Service Agency Counseling (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Education—Elementary Education (M.A. Ed.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Education—Middle Grades Education (M.A. Ed.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Education—Reading Education (M.A. Ed.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Art Education (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in English Education (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Physical Education (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Science Education (M.A.)
                                                  Master of Arts in Social Studies Education (M.A.)
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                                        PROCEDURES AND POLICIES
                                             Policies and procedures common to all graduate programs of The University of North Carolina
                                        at Pembroke appear in the following pages. Detailed information on each program, including re-
                                        quirements specific to individual programs, is contained in subsequent pages. Prospective students
                                        are urged to read this information carefully and to refer to this catalog throughout their enrollment
                                        at UNCP.

                                        Graduate Admissions:
                                             UNCP welcomes applications from qualified persons who have earned a baccalaureate degree
                                        from a regionally accredited college or university, and whose academic preparation and aptitude
                                        predict success in graduate studies. The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the director of
                                        the appropriate graduate degree program evaluate all applications that are submitted. No single
                                        consideration dictates decisions on applications; instead, numerous factors and their relationships to
                                        one another enter into such decisions. Qualifying for general admission to the School of Graduate
                                        Studies of the University does not guarantee admission to a specific program.
                                             Any student who supplies false or misleading information or conceals pertinent facts in order to
                                        secure admission to UNCP may be denied admission or, if admitted, may be immediately dismissed
                                        from the University. Such a student may be ineligible to receive any credit from the School of
                                        Graduate Studies of the University.
                                             Students may enter at the beginning of any semester or summer term. Application materials
                                        and all supporting documentation should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies at least
                                        one month prior to the projected enrollment date. Applications packets may be requested from:
                                                             Dr. Kathleen C. Hilton, Dean
                                                             School of Graduate Studies
                                                             The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
                                                             P.O. Box 1510
                                                             Pembroke, NC 28372

                                        Categories of Admission:
                                             The School of Graduate Studies of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke admits
                                        graduate students in one of the following categories:
                                                  a) full admission,
                                                  b) provisional admission,
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         c) special admission,
         d) enrichment studies, and




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         e) visiting graduate student
     These terms are further defined below.

General Admission Requirements (Full or Provisional Admission)
     All students seeking to enroll in any graduate class must be admitted to the School of Graduate
Studies. To be considered for full or provisional admission, an applicant must:
     a) submit a completed application to the School of Graduate Studies;
     b) pay a $40.00 non-refundable application fee;
     c) submit two copies (one of which must be an official copy) of transcripts from all colleges/
          universities attended; one of these transcripts must indicate the date that the applicant’s
          baccalaureate degree was awarded;
     d) have a satisfactory undergraduate academic record and meet at least one of the following
          minimum GPA (4.0 scale) requirements: an overall GPA of at least a 2.5 on all undergradu-
          ate work, or an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 in the undergraduate major, or a GPA of at least
          a 3.0 on all undergraduate work taken in the senior year;
     e) submit an official report of satisfactory scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the
          Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the Graduate Management Admissions Test
          (GMAT) {required for M.B.A.}.
     f ) have three letters of professional recommendation submitted on their behalf. At least one




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          letter should be from a college/university faculty member in the undergraduate major of the
          applicant; at least one letter should be from the applicant’s employer/supervisor.
     In some cases, additional information such as an essay or personal interview may be required.

General Admissions Requirements (Special Admission)
     Students seeking admission into this category are frequently unable to submit all documents
required for full or provisional admission prior to the beginning of a semester. Other applicants
enter this category with the intent to transfer their graduate courses to another institution. All
students seeking to enroll in this non-matriculated special admission status are cautioned that they
have not been admitted into a degree granting program of an academic department. In most cases,
students in this category should seek to convert their admission into full or provisional status as soon
as possible. All degree-seeking students who have enrolled with special admission status will have their
records sealed after one semester. Further enrollment is prohibited without a change of admissions
status. To be considered for special admissions an applicant must:
     a) submit a completed application to the School of Graduate Studies;
     b) pay a $40.00, non-refundable application fee; and
     c) submit a transcript indicating that he/she received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally
         accredited institution of higher learning.

General Admissions Requirements (Enrichment Studies)
     Students seeking to enroll for Enrichment Studies must meet the same admissions require-
ments as those stated above for Special Admissions. Other restrictions regarding this category appear
below.

General Admissions Requirements (Visiting Graduate Students)
    The School of Graduate Studies welcomes visiting graduate students from other institutions.
Such students are required to:
    a) submit an application to the School of Graduate Studies;
    b) pay the non-refundable application fee of $40.00; and
    c) submit a letter-of-good-standing signed by the graduate dean (or an appropriate official) of
        their home graduate school.
    Additional information regarding this admissions category appears below.
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                                        Education Programs: Licensure Requirement
                                              Applicants for all graduate degrees in education leading to licensure by the NC Department of
  GRADUATE STUDIES


                                        Public Instruction must submit a copy of any current licenses held. Applicants to the M.A. programs
                                        in Art Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education, Science Educa-
                                        tion, and Social Studies Education; to the M.A.Ed. programs in Elementary Education, Middle
                                        Grades Education, and Reading Education; and to the Master of School Administration program
                                        are expected to hold or be eligible to hold appropriate “A” level NC licensure. Those who do not meet
                                        the licensure requirement will not eligible for a graduate licensure recommendation from The Uni-
                                        versity of North Carolina at Pembroke.

                                        Standardized Examinations:
                                              a) Miller Analogies Test: The Miller Analogies Test or MAT is accepted by the School of Gradu-
                                                 ate Studies for all graduate programs except the M.B.A. degree. This examination is offered
                                                 on a regular basis by the Department of Counseling and Testing located in the Chavis
                                                 Student Center on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus. To schedule a
                                                 sitting for the MAT, applicants may telephone (910)-521-6202.
                                              b) Graduate Record Examination: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is offered by the
                                                 Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, NJ. The web page address for ETS is:
                                                 www.gre.org
                                              c) Graduate Management Admissions Test: The Graduate Management Admissions Test or
                                                 GMAT is also offered by the ETS. The web page address for this test is: www.mba.com
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                                        Deadlines: Applicants are expected to submit the completed application and all supporting
                                        documentation at least one month prior to the projected enrollment date. A student whose applica-
                                        tion is not complete may be allowed to enroll (see special admission category) for a maximum of one
                                        semester with enrollment in that semester limited to six hours.

                                        The Admissions Decision: The admissions decision is made by the Dean of the School of
                                        Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the appropriate director of a graduate degree pro-
                                        gram. This decision is based upon an analysis of both objective and subjective criteria submitted by
                                        the applicant. These are defined as follows:
                                             Objective Criteria: Objective criteria are those data with numerical values. These commonly
                                             include the applicant’s scores on standardized tests (e.g., the Graduate Record Exam {GRE}, the
                                             Miller Analogies Test {MAT}, and the Graduate Management Admissions Test {GMAT}) and
                                             the applicant’s grade point average (GPA). Consideration may be given to any additional nu-
                                             merical information that the prospective graduate student may wish to submit.
                                             Subjective Criteria: As a nontraditional School of Graduate Studies seeking to serve adult learn-
                                             ers, the Graduate Dean and the program directors are open to receiving additional evidences of
                                             an applicant’s educational endeavors and experience. While individual degree program admis-
                                             sions requirements may vary, the following subjective criteria are especially useful to the School
                                             of Graduate Studies:
                                                   a) letters-of-recommendation from former professors, immediate supervisors of employ-
                                                       ment, and professional colleagues;
                                                   b) biographical statements of past experiences;
                                                   c) outlines of personal professional goals (required for MPA and both Counseling degree
                                                       programs);
                                                   d) personal interviews; and
                                                   e) a professional resume.

                                        Enrollment For Additional Graduate Teacher Licensure: Students who possess
                                        graduate (G level or M level) licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction may
                                        enroll in some graduate programs to earn additional graduate licensure. Students who wish to exer-
                                        cise this option must apply to the Graduate School for admission to “Enrichment” status and to the
                                        Dean of the School of Education for an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP specifies
                                          Graduate Studies                                         277

the course work, graduate or undergraduate, that must be completed and other requirements that
must be fulfilled for a recommendation for additional graduate licensure to be forwarded to the




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Department of Public Instruction by UNCP. This enrolment status does not qualify one for an
additional degree.
          Students who hold a master’s degree in a counseling area (e.g., Community Counseling)
and who wish to obtain licensure as a school counselor must apply for admission to the licensure-only
program. These policies may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Enrollment For Enrichment Purposes: Applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree
from an accredited institution of higher learning, are not enrolled in degree programs at other insti-
tutions, and who wish to complete courses at UNCP for personal or professional enrichment may
qualify for admission as special students (see general application procedures above). Students in this
category cannot enroll for more than six (6) semester hours in a semester. Continuation of enroll-
ment beyond one semester in this category requires the written approval of the Dean of the School
of Graduate Studies. A maximum of six (6) semester hours (if appropriate and within the time limit)
earned as a special student may later be applied toward degree requirements.

Enrollment as a Visiting Graduate Student: Visiting graduate students enrolled in the
graduate schools of accredited institutions of higher learning are welcome at The University of North
Carolina at Pembroke. Qualified visiting graduate students may study for one semester or summer
at UNCP and transfer credits back to their home institutions. Visiting graduate students who wish




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to enroll for an additional semester, must secure the written approval of the Dean of the School of
Graduate Studies. To gain admission as a visiting graduate student, an applicant must be in good
standing at and eligible to return to the home institution. Visiting graduate students are required
to submit a letter-of-good-standing from the Dean of Graduate Studies at their home institution
prior to any registration for a graduate class. Visiting graduate students are required to complete an
application for admission, but are not required to submit transcripts, letters of recommendation, or
examination scores. The decision to admit visiting graduate students rests with the Dean of the
School of Graduate Studies.

Foreign Students: The School of Graduate Studies of The University of North Carolina wel-
comes applications from potential graduate students from other nations. Applicants from non-English-
speaking nations must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language with their applica-
tions for admission to the University’s Graduate Programs. Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan Test are required; no applications for admission are complete
without such scores. I-20 forms will not be authorized without such scores. Each student also must
submit official proof of financial support, an English translation of all transcripts, and an official
transcript evaluation report from either World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/) or Interna-
tional Education Services (http://www.aacrao.org/credential/index.htm). All documents must be
submitted to the School of Graduate Studies at least six months prior to the projected date of enroll-
ment.

Second Master’s Degree: Students who possess a master’s degree and wish to enroll at
UNCP to earn a second master’s degree must apply for admission to the selected program area and,
upon acceptance, complete all program requirements for that degree including comprehensive ex-
aminations. A maximum of six semester hours of course work applied toward the first degree may be
applied toward the second master’s degree. The six hours must be approved by the appropriate pro-
gram coordinator/director and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. These hours are subject
to the five year time limit (six for the counseling programs) applied to all course work credited toward
the master’s degree.

Undergraduate Enrollment For Graduate Courses: Provided they are otherwise
qualified for admission to graduate study, seniors at UNCP who are within 9 semester hours of
graduation may apply to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for permission to carry up to
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                                        six semester hours of graduate course work while completing the baccalaureate degree. Credit earned
                                        in this manner may not be used to meet requirements for the baccalaureate degree and, at the same
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                                        time, applied toward the master’s degree. Seniors who qualify and wish to enroll in a graduate course
                                        for undergraduate credit may apply to the chairperson of their department and the Dean of the
                                        School of Graduate Studies. However, any graduate course approved for this purpose may not later
                                        be applied toward a master’s degree.

                                        Medical History Forms: All new students, and all re-enrolling students who have been out of
                                        The University of North Carolina for one year, who plan to take 7 or more credit hours during the
                                        semester are required to complete a medical history form before registering for classes. This form
                                        may be obtained from and should be returned to Student Health Services. Students whose medical
                                        history forms are not on file by the specified deadline each semester are administratively withdrawn
                                        from the University.

                                        MASTER’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
                                              To receive a master’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke students must
                                        complete the prescribed program of study and successfully pass the written comprehensive examina-
                                        tions (or the equivalent) and be approved by the Faculty Senate. It is the responsibility of the student
                                        to file an application for graduation with the UNCP Office of Graduate Studies by the deadline
                                        established by that office. Candidates for the master’s degree are expected to be present at com-
                                        mencement exercises in the prescribed dress.
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                                        Programs of Study: The program of study prescribed for each graduate degree program is
                                        detailed below. Additional course work may be prescribed for individuals based on their undergradu-
                                        ate records. When such additional course work is prescribed, it becomes part of a student’s prescribed
                                        program of study and must be completed for the degree to be awarded.

                                        Academic Progress: Warning, Probation, and Dismissal: The academic progress of each graduate
                                        student is monitored on a regular basis by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, the student’s
                                        advisor, and the appropriate program coordinator/director. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is
                                        required to receive a master’s degree. Graduate students who earn a grade of “C” in a graduate course
                                        are placed on academic warning. Graduate students who earn a second grade of “C” are placed on
                                        academic probation. Graduate students who earn a third grade of “C” are dismissed from their
                                        degree programs. Graduate students earning two grades of “C” in the same semester are placed
                                        directly on academic probation. An accumulation of nine semester hours of “C” quality work, or a
                                        grade of “F,” makes a graduate student ineligible to continue graduate studies at UNCP.

                                        Level of Course Work: All course work applied toward the master’s degree must be earned in
                                        courses designed for graduate students (numbered 500 and above). No 400-level course work may be
                                        applied to the master’s degree. No more than three semester hours of graduate credit earned in
                                        workshop courses may be applied toward a master’s degree.

                                        Time Limits: All course work applied toward the master’s degree must have been completed
                                        within five years (six years for the School Counseling and Service Agency Counseling Programs) of
                                        formal admission to the program. The time requirement is based upon the calendar. For example,
                                        if a student enrolls for a graduate course on 25 August (start of a Fall Semester) then this student is
                                        one year into his/her time limit at the start of the next Fall Semester.

                                        Transfer Credit: A maximum of six hours of relevant graduate credit taken at another accredited
                                        institution with graduate level programs may be applied to degree requirements at the University
                                        with the approval of the appropriate program coordinator/director and the Dean of the School
                                        Graduate of Studies. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for approval of transfer credit. No
                                        credit accepted for transfer may be earned by correspondence. The transfer credit is subject to the
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five year time limit (six years for the counseling programs) applied to all course work credited toward
the master’s degree. No transfer credit will be accepted toward degree requirements once the student




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has matriculated at UNCP unless prior approval for the credit has been received from the appropri-
ate program coordinator/director and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Comprehensive Examinations: In addition to the regular examinations in courses taken
for graduate credit, candidates for some master’s degrees must pass written or oral comprehensive
examinations.
      The comprehensive examinations are administered in the fall and spring semesters. Students in
the School and Service Agency Counseling Programs must complete all core courses and pass the
comprehensive examinations prior to enrolling in PCN 610 and PCN 166. Students in all other
programs must have completed, or be enrolled in their final semester of, course work to be eligible
to sit for the comprehensive examinations. Students must register for the comprehensive exams by
the date established by the School of Graduate Studies.
      A student who fails any part or parts of the comprehensive examinations must wait at least one
semester before retaking the part or parts of the exam failed. Exams may be attempted a maximum of
three times.
      Information on the specific format of the comprehensive examinations for individual program
areas is available from the program coordinator/director for the individual graduate degrees.

Thesis: A thesis or research project may be completed as part of the program of study. Students




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completing a thesis are assigned a thesis advisor. The thesis project must be approved by the thesis
advisor and a thesis committee. The thesis advisor will supervise the preparation of the prospectus of
the thesis, approve it, submit it to the student’s thesis committee for approval, direct the student in
the preparation of the thesis, assemble and chair the committee for the oral examination of the
student on the thesis, and submit the necessary paperwork to the School of Graduate Studies. The
advisor notifies the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies as to the time and date of the graduate
student’s oral examination. The thesis must bear the signatures of the student’s academic advisor,
members of the thesis committee, and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The final ap-
proval of a thesis rests with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
     The original and two copies of the approved thesis and abstract must be on file in the School of
Graduate Studies at least two weeks prior to the end of the semester in which the student expects to
complete program requirements. Two copies of the thesis must be bound and will be retained by the
University. Binding is arranged by the library, and the student is charged at cost.

Lapsed Credit: In cases of documented merit and/or continuing professional experience within
a given discipline, the Graduate Appeals Committee (GAC) of the Graduate Council may, at its
discretion, entertain appeals cases for reinstatement of graduate credits earned more than five years ago
at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke or another accredited institution of higher learn-
ing. This procedure is available for former graduate students seeking to return to graduate study.
Such cases are evaluated and judged by the GAC on a merit basis. The GAC considers all cases on an
individual, nonprecedent-setting basis. The GAC is authorized by the Graduate Council to consider
reinstatement of a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of lapsed academic graduate credit from The
University of North Carolina at Pembroke and six (6) semester hours of lapsed credit from another
institution. No reinstatement appeal may go the GAC unless the appeal bears the signatures of the
graduate director of the student’s graduate program, the chair of the appropriate academic depart-
ment, and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The GAC is the “due process” body for
graduate students seeking to file reinstatement appeals, and its decisions are final. Graduate students
seeking to file reinstatement appeals should schedule an appointment with the Dean of the School of
Graduate Studies to discuss the appropriate details of filing such appeals.

Licensure: Students completing programs leading to graduate (M level) licensure by the State of
North Carolina must apply for licensure to be granted. Applications are available in the Office of
Graduate Studies and the Licensure Office in the School of Education. As part of the licensure
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                                        approval process, two years of teaching experience in the licensure area is required before UNC
                                        Pembroke will recommend the individual for a North Carolina master’s level license. Students add-
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                                        ing new areas of licensure to their licenses are required to satisfactorily complete the prescribed Praxis
                                        Series Examinations. Recommendations for licensure cannot be forwarded to the Department of
                                        Public Instruction until official copies of satisfactory scores on the required specialty area exam are on
                                        file at UNCP.

                                        ADDITIONAL POLICIES

                                        Advisement: Each student admitted to full or provisional standing in the program is assigned an
                                        advisor in the graduate academic major. Members of the graduate faculty serve as graduate advisors.
                                        Initially, graduate students are expected to meet with their advisors to plan their programs of study.
                                        Thereafter, they are expected to periodically meet with their advisors for further advisement. Advise-
                                        ment sessions are scheduled each semester in conjunction with preregistration.

                                        Grading: It is expected that students enrolled in graduate courses demonstrate breadth and depth
                                        of understanding significantly beyond the undergraduate level. While letter grades are used in the
                                        graduate program, they differ substantially in meaning from the undergraduate program.
                                              A grade of “A” designates that the graduate student’s performance has been superior, going
                                                   above and beyond what is normally expected in a graduate class.
                                              A grade of “B” designates that the graduate student’s performance has been satisfactory and that
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                                                   the student has demonstrated the level of understanding normally expected in a graduate
                                                   class.
                                              A grade of “C” designates that the graduate student’s performance has been poor and that the
                                                   student has demonstrated significantly less understanding than what is normally expected
                                                   in a graduate class. An accumulation of 3 grades of “C” makes the student ineligible to
                                                   continue graduate studies at UNCP.
                                         For grades of A, B, and C, faculty have the option of assigning a plus (+) or minus (-) in addition to
                                        the letter grade, but these do not affect the computation of the grade point average.
                                              A grade of “F” designates failure of the course. A graduate student who receives an “F” is
                                                   ineligible to continue graduate studies at the University.
                                              The “I,” or incomplete, grade is given when a student is unable to complete required work
                                                   because of an unavoidable circumstance such as illness. It is not to be given to enable a
                                                   student to do additional work to improve a grade. Assigning the “I” grade is at the discre-
                                                   tion of the individual instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to request the “I” grade.
                                                   Generally, the student will have completed most of the work required for the course before
                                                   the grade of “I” is requested. An incomplete must be removed within one semester (ex-
                                                   cluding summer term), or it will automatically be converted to a grade of “F” by the
                                                   University Registrar. In determination of quality hours and quality point averages, an “I”
                                                   is counted as an “F” until it is removed. An “I” grade does not fulfill prerequisite require-
                                                   ments.
                                              A grade of “T” indicates grade pending and is issued only for thesis research courses until the
                                                   sequence of courses is completed and for the year-long internship in school administra-
                                                   tion.

                                        Repetition of Courses: No graduate course may be repeated within the same program of
                                        study without permission of the Graduate Appeals Committee. A graduate student wishing to repeat
                                        a course must submit a written request to the Graduate Appeals Committee through the Dean of the
                                        School of Graduate Studies. Courses approved for repetition must be taken at The University of
                                        North Carolina at Pembroke.

                                        Withdrawal Policy: Cognizant of the fact that at times circumstances change and situations
                                        arise that necessitate a student’s withdrawal from a course, graduate students with good cause may
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apply to withdraw from a course up to two weeks prior to the last official meeting of the class. It is the
student’s responsibility to obtain the signature of the course instructor on the withdrawal form.




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Once signed, the course instructor will forward the form to the Dean of the School of Graduate
Studies. Students who do not officially withdraw from a course may not receive a grade of W. A grade
of W may be received only once for a specified course, and no more than three Ws may be received
in a student’s program of study. Withdrawing from a class does not excuse a student from the five
year time limit (six years for the counseling programs) within which all program requirements must
be completed.

Course Load: All courses, unless otherwise noted in the course description, are offered for three
semester credit hours. Graduate students employed on a full-time basis may enroll for a maximum of
six semester hours per semester. A graduate student may enroll for a maximum of nine semester
hours during the summer sessions. A maximum of six semester hours may be completed in one
session. Graduate Assistants are required to enroll on a full-time basis and are not subject to this rule.

Research Requirement: Several programs require that all degree-seeking graduate students
complete the appropriate research requirement (EDN 566; MPM 505; or PSY 505 or 510) within
their first twelve semester hours of graduate study. Students should consult their assigned advisor or
program coordinator for program-specific guidelines regarding this policy.

Orientation Requirement: All degree-seeking graduate students are required to attend an




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orientation session during their first semester of enrollment. The session is conducted by graduate
faculty. Dates/times of the orientation session are announced at the beginning of the semester.

Due Process For Students: Any student whose entrance to, continuation in, or exit from the
Graduate Program is denied by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies acting upon policies
established by the Graduate Council of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has the right
to appeal the denial. The Graduate Council has designated The Graduate Appeals Committee (GAC)
as the “due process” body for all graduate students. The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies will
notify the student of the denial and the policy upon which it is based. Within 10 working days of
receipt of the denial the student wishing to appeal should submit a written request for appeal to the
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The request should contain the reason(s) the student be-
lieves the denial should be reversed. If a request for appeal is not received within the 10 working days,
it will not be considered. The Graduate Appeals Committee meets in February, June, and October;
any appeal will be considered at the next meeting of the GAC. The student will be advised of the
date, time, and location of the meeting, and provided the opportunity to appear before the GAC if
s/he desires to do so. The decision of the Graduate Appeals Committee will be final.

                                    GRADUATE EXPENSES
                                 (Subject to change without notice.)

Graduate Application Fee: $40

GRADUATE EXPENSES: PER SEMESTER — REGULAR SESSION

              In-State     Out-of-State                         In-State        Out-of-State
Sem. Hrs.     Tuition      Tuition         Fees    Ins.          Total          Total
9+            $768.00      $5,538.00       $412.88 $158        $1,338.88        $6,108.88
6-8           $576.00      $4,153.50       $275.25     0        $851.25         $4,428.75
1-5           $384.00      $2,769.00       $137.63     0        $521.63         $2,906.63

Note: The above charges include mandatory fees. Graduate students may have miscellaneous fees in
addition to these.
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                                        RESIDENCE STATUS FOR TUITION PURPOSES
                                              It is a long-standing practice of the State to require students who are not residents of the State
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                                        to pay a higher rate of tuition than that charged North Carolina residents. To qualify for in-state
                                        tuition, the applicant must generally have lived in North Carolina for a minimum period of twelve
                                        months immediately prior to his or her enrollment in an institution of higher learning. During this
                                        twelve-month period, the applicant’s presence in the State must constitute legal residence in accor-
                                        dance with the University’s guidelines as prescribed by the General Assembly. Copies of the appli-
                                        cable North Carolina law and institutional regulations which govern such classification determina-
                                        tions are available in the Office of Admissions for inspection upon request. The student requesting
                                        in-state residence is responsible for being familiar with the contents of these two documents. Out-
                                        of-state tuition waivers are available for active duty U.S. military personnel and their dependents sta-
                                        tioned in North Carolina and North Carolina full-time public school teachers.
                                               See the Student Finances for Undergraduate Programs section for more detailed information
                                        regarding residency status. Contact the office of Undergraduate Admissions for further information.

                                        GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
                                              The School of Graduate Studies offers a limited number of graduate assistantships to qualifying
                                        students. To qualify for an assistantship, a student must be admitted to full standing in one of the
                                        graduate programs. The student must be enrolled within the School of Graduate Studies on a full-time
                                        basis (i.e., a minimum of 9 semester hours per semester) and recommended by the Dean of the
                                        School of Graduate Studies. Graduate assistants receive a waiver of in-state tuition charges for nine
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                                        semester hours of graduate credit per semester. Graduate students do not receive a waiver from any
                                        fees charged by the University. Such fees must be paid at the time of registration. All graduate
                                        assistant are required to be employed for twenty (20) hours per week in order to receive a stipend of
                                        $3000.00 per semester. Graduate assistantships are not available during the summer months.

								
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